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Burst attacks or burst skills are a warrior profession mechanic that expend all built-up adrenaline. Each weapon has one burst skill that improves at three different stages of adrenaline. This improvement can be anything from doing more damage, adding conditions, increasing condition duration, or increasing skill duration. The burst skill does not take a skill slot, being activated by using the F1 key and is located just above the first five weapon skills, and is automatically chosen according to the two-handed weapon equipped or, in case of dual-wielding, the weapon equipped in the main hand.

Bursts carry a few different mechanics aside from standard skills. They can only be activated once the warrior has at least one full stage of adrenaline, which is, aside from using specific skills, only gained while in combat. However, bursts can still be used while not in combat, provided that the warrior has at least one full stage of adrenaline. If a burst attack fails to hit, e.g. due to being blinded or being interrupted while executing the attack, or if the attack simply does not connect with an enemy target in any way (like when used while out of combat) the burst skill will go on its effective recharge time, and all adrenaline will be spent.

List of burst skills[edit]

# Skill Weapon Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

F1 Eviscerate.png Eviscerate Axe 8 Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level. Gain might if this attack hits.
F1 Skull Crack.png Skull Crack Mace 0.5½ 8 Burst. Stun your foe with a skull crack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
F1 Flurry.png Flurry Sword 0.5½ 8 Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
F1 Arcing Slice.png Arcing Slice Greatsword 0.5½ 8 Burst. Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
F1 Earthshaker.png Earthshaker Hammer 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, damaging and stunning foes.
F1 Combustive Shot.png Combustive Shot Longbow 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Ignite target area, burning nearby foes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
F1 Kill Shot.png Kill Shot Rifle 10.25¼ 8 Burst. Fire a powerful shot. Damage increases with adrenaline level.
F1 Whirling Strike.png Whirling Strike Spear 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Strike all foes around you. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
F1 Forceful Shot.png Forceful Shot Harpoon gun 10.75¾ 8 Burst. Fire a forceful shot. Damage increases with adrenaline level.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker

F1 Berserk.png Berserk 0.25¼ 15 Burst. Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.

Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker

F1 Breaching Strike.png Breaching Strike Dagger 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Strike your target and remove boons.
F2 Full Counter.png Full Counter 10.5½ 8 Burst. Absorb the next attack against you and counterattack all foes around you. Foes struck by the counter attack are interrupted.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Primal Burst